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September – Mexican Fiesta!!

We were wondering the WHOLE evening how we didn’t ever do a Mexican theme before! This was a stand-out evening…Recipes below!



  • Cocktail: Kelly B – Traditional Margarita.  I’m not sure why there are so many “Margarita Mixes” on the market…this was really easy, just adding a dash of Fresh Lime Juice! I actually ended up using the Cabo-Wabo Margarita Recipe since my parents and siblings were heading to see Sammy Hagar play this same night in Columbus, OH!  Not exactly Cabo San Lucas, but fun nonetheless!
  • Appetizer: Erin – homemade Tortilla Chips and a delicious Chunky Guacamole!
  • Salad:
  • Main: Team effort: Sarah and Stacey – Cheese Enchiladas with Green Sauce!  THESE WERE SOO GOOD! I don’t think I’ve ever eaten Mexican food like this at home before! Definitely impressive, ladies.  A few notes from Sarah: We mostly followed the recipe except that we added a rotisseriechicken–shredded the meat, used flour burrito tortillas and did not fry them in oil, doubled the sauce recipe for 8 burritos but don’t
    think you’d need to–we had a lot left over, and put a small amount of sauce on the bottom of the pan and inside each burrito rather than
    only on top.
  • Sides:Laura – Traditional Mexican Rice and Beans!  Mexican Rice.  She added some diced tomatoes and reduced the amount of tomato sauce to balance (found a can with lime juice and garlic, or something the that effect). Also did less chicken stock than recommended.  She also started browning/softening the onions in oil before adding the rice, as some reviewers suggested.
    Mexican Black Beans When Laura did this, she half-mashed the beans.  She also recommending being careful with how much chicken stock you put in!!  Basically, you can control how soupy/mushy it is.  She ended up using less than what was called for.
  • Dessert:Stacey –  Vanilla Ice Cream with Kahlúa & cinnamon inpsired by CASA ROMERO, an amazing Mexican Restaurant in the Back Bay of Boston!
  • Not present, but definitely missed: Kelly J, Meredith, and Kim

Margarita! No...not your traditional glass...but we work with what we have 🙂

Homemade corn and flour tortilla chips. Mm-mmm!

Guacamole 🙂


Wow. Seriously, wow. This green sauce is amazing!


October 22, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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